Why Didn't I Lose This Week?!! Help!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Well, there’s not much to say except that I didn’t lose anything this week. It’s hard to not be discouraged. I have to ask what went wrong? Why didn’t I lose? I exercised every single day. I ate 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables. I drank a ton of water. I feel like I did everything right. The only thing I can do is raise my calories which totally seems to go against what I should do. In the past I would just drop calories, but I can’t because I still have to be able to breastfeed. All I can figure is that I’m not getting enough calories, so it’s slowing my metabolism down. On average I eat 1100 calories a day. I guess I’ll try to eat around 1300 this week and see if it changes anything. At least I didn’t gain, right?

Do you guys have any suggestions?
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    I had the same problem a couple of days ago then I checked the scale this morning and noticed a change. It really does take time to see results and by sticking with it you'll be glad you did! Keep up your hard work and it will pay off just maybe not as fast as you want it too! emoticon
    4574 days ago
    Hey, there. I actually gained 10 pounds - really fast!! Something weird is going on, so I have a doctor appointment today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it isn't my thyroid or something! Good for you for sticking to your plan!!! Even if it takes your body awhile to change on the outside, you know that your heart and your lungs and your bones and muscles are getting totally healthy from the exercise. It's such a good feeling to know that you are doing something good for yourself - you inspire me!
    4576 days ago
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    Your body doesn't work on a schedule like a machine. Your hard work this week doesn't always result in immediate weight loss. You might not see the results until next week, or the week after.
    4576 days ago
  • RACHELLA1983
    I just read a blog written by Coach Dean (SP expert) and this is what stuck out to me...

    " This study shows that all kinds of regular physical activity are important, not just exercise . In fact, the researchers concluded that a daily bout of exercise is probably not enough to completely offset the negative effects of hours of inactivity. Maintaining a higher level of activity throughout the day when doing normal daily activities is also crucial."

    I didn't lose any weight this week, and I have been exercising EVERYDAY. I really push myself as hard as I can when it comes to my 40 minutes of exercise, but as far as the rest of the day goes I'm probably not as active as I should be. I think I'm going to buy a pedometer. I think wearing a pedometer again will really push me to be up on my feet more during the day.

    4577 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/8/2008 7:05:50 PM
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